ThriftyMeds.com is an online pharmacy that claims to be licensed in Canada. We look at what this pharmacy has to offer to try and find out if they are really as good as they want you to think they are.
|Date of Registry||2002-08-09|
|Drugstore Name||Thrifty Meds Now|
|E-Check or Personal Check||✔|
|American Express, Western Union||✔|
Domain Name Information
The domain name details show this pharmacy has been online for a very long time. The domain name was first registered in 2002, indicating the pharmacy has a long track record and makes them more likely to be legit.
We don’t know who the owner of the store is because they are using a privacy service based in Canada to hide these details. Even though this might seem suspicious, this isn’t necessarily the case.
The pharmacy displays their business name and address very clearly on the front page of their website. This tells us that they are located in Manitoba, Canada.
When we check the address they give, we can see it is real and their pharmacy is actually there. This probably shows that the drugstore is legit. The name of the drugstore that operates this online business is called Ellis Pharmacy.
The store says that it is registered by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba. When we check in their database, we can see they are telling the truth. This shows that the pharmacy licensing requirements have been met for the current year.
However, when we check with LegitScript, they only have an unapproved rating. This isn’t necessarily as bad as it sounds and just means that LegitScript has not reviewed this drugstore.
The pharmacy has over 4,000 medical products available. This is a sort of product range you would expect from a normal brick and mortar drugstore, and this isn’t surprising given that this is what the pharmacy is.
Since their products are dispensed from Canada, they should be of good quality. Prices are not exactly the cheapest though, with are more competitive prices available on other websites.
How to Order
Ordering from this website isn’t as straightforward as you might imagine. Once you have found the medicine you want to buy, you need to phone their toll-free number so that they can call you back. When they call you, you’re required to give your payment information and this can’t be done online apparently.
You will then need to complete a few forms before they will process your order. The forms you need to fill out include patient history, prescription order forms, and you’ll also need a valid prescription to mail to the pharmacy. You can also have your doctor fax the prescription if you want.
Once the pharmacy has received all these forms from you, they can begin to process your order. While this isn’t the easiest way of ordering meds online, it should ensure that patients are kept safe.
The pharmacy site is secure, and you can use the following payments:
- American Express
- Certified checks
While you might expect to be able to purchase your meds online, with this pharmacy, you’ll need to make a phone call as well.
Shipping from this pharmacy costs $10 unless your order value is above $100. With higher-order value shipping is free. Despite being a pharmacy located in Canada, they do ship to the USA as well, though it can take 12 days to deliver the meds.
Some customer feedback can be found for this pharmacy on Facebook and their Google profile page. These ThriftyMeds.com reviews seem very positive for the pharmacy, but the comments aren’t recent.
We do believe these customer remarks are genuine and show that the drugstore is more likely to be safe and reliable for customers. While it would be better to find a lot more positive feedback, the lack of negative comments is a good thing to not find.
This pharmacy is correctly accredited with the organization that needs to be so that is safe for customers. Prices on the pharmacy are not the lowest, however, and ordering your medicine from isn’t as easy as it should be.
While this pharmacy is certainly safe for customers, we have only given them an average rating because of these problems.